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  1. foreign policy
    Democrat On Why He Voted for Yemen War: ‘I Don’t Know a Damn Thing About It’Collin Peterson believes that America should have a global empire — but American congressmen shouldn’t have to keep up with international news.
  2. house democrats
    Pelosi Clinches Speakership With Term-Limit AgreementShe’ll be out of leadership by 2022.
  3. nancy pelosi
    Pelosi May Accept 4-Year Term Limit on SpeakershipIt’s mainly a face-saving measure for anti-Pelosi rebels who, at most, can keep her from serving as House Democratic leader well into her 80s.
  4. house democrats
    Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Limited Power?Take a lesson from the GOP, Democrats, and focus on regaining power more than arguing over how it will be used.
  5. criminal justice reform
    Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
  6. nancy pelosi
    Pelosi’s Future in Doubt as House Dem Dissidents Go Public in OppositionAnti-Pelosi House Democrats are close to the numbers needed to force her to step down, but aren’t there yet, and don’t have their own candidate.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Pelosi Hints at Retirement, But Not Until Trump’s GoneThe long-standing Democratic leader is addressing opposition to her among House candidates by calling herself “transitional.”
  8. house democrats
    McConnell Warns Democrats That Investigating Trump Will Only Make Him StrongerThe senator advises House Democrats to avoid investigating Trump’s businesses because voters don’t like “presidential harassment.”
  9. House GOP Passes ‘ICE Is Nice’ ResolutionHaving failed to get House Democrats to vote on a progressive “abolish ICE” bill, House GOP settles for an empty messaging resolution.
  10. Ryan Offers to ‘Fix’ Family Separations on Border in His Doomed Immigration BillSince Ryan can’t actually enact immigration legislation, he might as well use it to offer cover to Trump on the nasty situation on the border.
  11. Paul Ryan Scrambles to Block Vote on DREAM ActGOP moderates are five signatures away from forcing a House vote on legal status for Dreamers. The Speaker is trying to stop them.
  12. Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Her Leadership Position After the Midterms?If Democrats retake the House, Pelosi may need to keep Democratic defections at a minimum. If Democrats fall short, anything could happen.
  13. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  14. What Needs to Happen in Congress Today to Avoid Another Government ShutdownThere will be loud dissents today, especially from House conservatives and Democrats — but it looks like the spending deal may get ratified.
  15. Pelosi’s ‘DACA-buster’ Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the HousePelosi can’t stop a spending deal that excludes DACA. But she can talk about it.
  16. Trump Picks Up Shutdown Threat Over Immigration After Democrats Drop ItLook who’s threatening to shut down the government now.
  17. Darrell Issa Becomes 30th Republican to Announce RetirementThe Democrats’ chances of taking the House have improved significantly in the last 48 hours.
  18. Nancy Pelosi Didn’t Cost Jon Ossoff the ElectionThe Democrats aren’t going to take back the House by winning voters who recoil at the thought of a liberal woman from San Francisco holding power.
  19. Pelosi Promises to Pass $15 Minimum Wage If Dems Take HouseDon’t look now, but Capitol Hill Democrats seem to be putting together an ambitious, populist post-2016 agenda.
  20. House Democrats Threaten Shutdown If GOP Votes on Zombie TrumpcareAs the House nears an agreement on a one-week spending bill, Democrats warn that a new Trumpcare vote would be a deal-breaker.
  21. Comey Won’t Tell House Dems Whether the FBI Is Investigating Trump’s Russia TiesAfter publicly commenting on the FBI’s Clinton investigation before the election, Comey won’t privately discuss its intelligence on Trump.